Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee acted as Structural, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer of Record for certain projects and as such signed, sealed and dated engineering documents. The documents contained deficiencies. The electrical engineering deficiencies include, but are not limited to the drawings contain an Electrical Riser Diagram, but no short circuit values and no voltage drop calculations for the feeders and customer-owned service, the drawings contain some conductor sizes, no insulation types, some circuit interrupting devices and on fault current interrupting capability, no surge protective devices are shown, the main electrical and electrical riser diagram but no short circuit values and no voltage drop calculations for the feeders and customer-owned service conductors; no surge protective devices are shown on the drawings, etc. The mechanical engineering deficiencies include, but are not limited to the design documents show a new A/C wall unit, but no size, no voltage, no disconnecting means and no circuit for the new A/C unit, no air conditioning equipment schedules for air handling units and condensing units, no specifications for heating equipment, the drawings do not contain plumbing equipment schedules, no potable water isometric diagrams are shown, total water fixture units for either swelling unit are not shown on the drawings, etc. The structural engineering deficiencies include, but are not limited to the strength of materials for the concrete, reinforcing steel, grout and masonry are missing, there is no detail indicating how the piling is connected to the file cap, the lap length of the reinforcing steel in the masonry walls is too short, the engineer of record’s engineering requirements for the delegated engineer for the wood roof trusses is missing, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Recommended Order. The Board imposed Costs of $14,533.89 and an Administrative Fine of $10,000. One (1) year SUSPENSION, Study Guide, and completion of a Board-approved course in Advanced Engineering Professionalism and Ethics. A Final Order was issued on May 3, 2016.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code